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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2018, 10:12:17 PM »
How long is the cable supposed to be?
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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2018, 01:18:12 AM »
How long is the cable supposed to be?

The one in the image below measures 31.25 inches.

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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2018, 09:29:32 AM »
These last photos shows a single crimp and what looks like a copper ferrule.  Another interesting find and contrary to what is generally found. 

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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2018, 11:18:53 AM »
  Try making a set of tubular "extensions" for the handles for more mechanical advantage.
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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2018, 11:35:42 AM »
  Try making a set of tubular "extensions" for the handles for more mechanical advantage.
That would really help except for the fact that the handles have to open up so wide to receive the ferrule that the ends of the tool handles are inside the wheel well...making no room for handle extensions.  After closing the handles about 1/3 of the way (requiring considerable force), I guess you could then carefully slip on some extensions.
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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2018, 01:36:24 PM »
Stan,
It's not really necessary to have extensions to the crimper. I personally have used the one sold at Home Depot. It has a cam in the pivot that changes the geometry and crushing ability for the user to exert "normal" strength. I used a paper clip to hold the cable in position and let the ferrel rest on top of the clip, then crimped the ferrel. Piece of cake...
Then I returned the crimper back to HomeDepot as I didn't want to own the tool. (Don't tell Home Depot that).

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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2018, 03:10:10 AM »
Hi Everyone,
Can someone tell me the correct cable diameter?  I see someone mention 1/8" cable. Is that correct?
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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2018, 07:12:40 AM »
Yep, plain 1/8-inch diameter cable, no clear sheath.
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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2018, 12:49:26 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Original Axle Limiting Cables
« Reply #54 on: May 15, 2018, 04:47:04 PM »
Yeah thanks I am missing one also

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